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How Astronomy Has Opened the Gates to Humanity’s Greatest Inventions
Big Think   Mar 12, 2017   Big Think  

What’s so great about astronomy? Where does Professor Alex Filippenko begin. This branch of science is important for two salient reasons: it captures the attention of children who then grow up to become scientists across all disciplines, and even the most abstract, impractical research eventually leads to spinoff technology that radically changes our lives, as Filippenko explains.

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